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Cultural Studies & Analysis

132 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
46 Master's Degrees Annually
#270 in Popularity
$76,990 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Cultural Studies & Analysis Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many cultural studies and analysis graduations there were in 2017-2018 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 132
Master’s Degree 46
Associate’s Degree 33
Graduate Certificate 21
Doctor’s Degree 4

What Can You Do With a Cultural Studies & Analysis Major?

People with a culture studies degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Professors 9.4% $65,660

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Studies & Analysis?

132 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
68% Percent Women
20% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 132 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in cultural studies and analysis in 2018, making it rank #270 in popularity. This major is dominated by women with about 68% of recent graduates being female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of culture studies majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Culture Studies Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 77
International Students 22
Other Races/Ethnicities 20

Geographic Diversity

Culture Studies appeals to people across the globe. About 16.7% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan

How Much Do Cultural Studies & Analysis Majors Make?

Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary

According to 2017-2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education, students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in culture studies have a median salary of $19,600 during the early years of their career. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $19,600 (25th percentile) and $19,600 (75th percentile).

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One thing to note here is that not all of these people may be working in careers related to culture studies.

Salaries According to BLS

Culture Studies majors often go into careers with median salaries of $76,990. This median refers to all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Online Cultural Studies & Analysis Programs

In the 2017-2018 academic year, 40 schools offered some type of cultural studies and analysis program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 1 0
Bachelor’s Degree 4 1
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 12 0
Post-Master’s 2 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 2 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1 0

Is a Degree in Cultural Studies & Analysis Worth It?

The median salary for a culture studies grad is $76,990 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 93% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $741,800 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to culture studies.

Major Number of Grads
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 34,540
Biological & Physical Science 27,751
International Studies 8,097
Interdisciplinary Studies 6,179
Nutrition Science 4,990
Behavioral Science 4,502
Natural Sciences 2,445
Cognitive Science 1,875
Sustainability Science 1,682
Gerontology 1,380
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 1,297
Human Computer Interaction 1,146
Human Biology 1,066
Science, Technology & Society 1,060
Mathematics & Computer Science 833
Museum Studies 778
Systems Theory 694
Computational Science 619
Dispute Resolution 583
Historic Preservation 446
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 416
Classical & Ancient Studies 315
Marine Science 243
Biopsychology 158
Medieval Studies 119
Holocaust Studies 54
Accounting & Computer Science 45
Maritime Studies 15

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